Tick checkbox using jQuery


Problem

Checkboxes work a bit different, they have a value, but it's not what you have to set if you want to tick / enable a checkbox.



Solution

We've got a simple structure like this:

<input type="checkbox" id="myCheckbox">

If you then want to tick the checkbox using jQuery, you simply have to run this code:

$("#myCheckbox").prop("checked", true)

Set the second parameter to false to undo this. Please note that you'll find a lot of different approaches on the internet. That's mostly because there was a change in jQuery 1.6, but since that's already an ancient version, we are not going to cover that here.

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